Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, headed production at Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced at MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, Susan has been on radio and television either as an anchorwoman and internationally syndicated movie/drama critic. Her celebrity interviews and articles are published in newspapers and magazines around the world including </i>Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and </i>The New York Times, as well as </i>Paris Match, Cinema Magazine (France)</i>, Ici Paris, Tele Sept Jour, L'Officel Homme, Gala (Germany)</i>, Set (Brazil)</i>, Petra (Germany)</i>, Gente (Italy)</i>, Eve (Hong Kong)</i>, News Limited Newspapers (Australia) and other international publications.
Location: USA
Official Websites: susangranger.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Angst-filled melodrama...as Carl Sagan would say: "Deus Ex Machina." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Shamelessly sentimental, this sequel again chronicles canine reincarnation. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
7/10 100% The Serengeti Rules (2019) Stunning documentary, revealing how various species are essential in the way they interact with one another. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
6/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) An exaggerated, escapist, super-macho threequel - filled with ultra-violent action... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
7/10 67% The White Crow (2019) This sinewy biopic skips the balletomane frenzy of 'Black Swan' and 'The Red Shoes' to examine the early years of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev - until his 1961 defection to the West. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
6/10 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A frantic fantasy-adventure aimed at millennials who are well acquainted with the cast of characters. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
5/10 50% Tolkien (2019) A flaccid, flimsy fellowship tale...a dull disappointment. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
7/10 34% Poms (2019) Simplistic, yet spirited - this gentle dramedy is saved by Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
4/10 35% El Chicano (2019) Frenzied, ferocious avenger drama, filled with graphic violence - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 30% The Intruder (2019) Absurdly contrived... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
3/10 29% UglyDolls (2019) Preachy and lethargic, it's a blatant infomercial for plush Hasbro toys. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
7/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Absurd, escapist fun for an adult audience. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
9/10 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) This three-hour super-hero team-up is an action-packed, yet nostalgic, long goodbye - with no sly post-credit teasers. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
4/10 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) This creepy, superficially simplistic Latin-American folktale is filled obvious jump scares, creaking floorboards and shrieking noises. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
6/10 60% Breakthrough (2019) Shallow - yet inspirational - aimed directly at an evangelical Christian audience. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
7/10 91% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Short and simplistic, it's family-friendly entertainment for Earth Day. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
5/10 45% Little (2019) Far too predictable - and formulaic. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
5/10 29% Red Joan (2019) Despite superb performances by Judi Dench & Sophie Cookson, it's muted and meandering, missing every opportunity to be memorable. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
7/10 89% Missing Link (2019) Laika animation's comedy-adventure is silly and sweet. Sasquatch lives at the multiplex! - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
6/10 28% The Aftermath (2019) Stiff and soapy, so much potential is squandered. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
6/10 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Terry Gilliam's bizarre adventure comedy is preposterously quixotic, proving persistence eventually pays off. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
6/10 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) Sturdy, over-simplified melodrama, delivering a maudlin, feel-good message. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
5/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Frightening, blood-drenched nightmare with far too many jump scares and gross-out special effects, along with a senselessly altered ending. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 94% The Mustang (2019) Filmmaker Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has created an enticing tale that's meditative and redemptive. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 90% Shazam! (2019) A silly, irreverent, ebullient, easily forgotten escapade. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
5/10 52% The Hummingbird Project (2019) A tepid thriller, filled with technobabble... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/10 54% The Beach Bum (2019) Let's not mince words: this is the worst picture I've seen in a long, long, LONG time. It's existentially awful - a total wipeout. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
7/10 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) In detailing the horrific attack on Mumbai by Islamic militants, the hero in a desperate fight for survival turns out to be an empathetic Sikh, played by Dev Patel. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
6/10 73% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) With the most bizarre title I've seen in years, this inventive action/adventure is blessed by the performance of Sam Elliott, who oozes total conviction. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
8/10 47% Dumbo (2019) Without doubt, the best parts revolve around the fantasy of a flying elephant...yes, it's computer-generated imagery (CGI) but it looks so remarkably real! - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
7/10 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Slow-paced, bittersweet character study, reviving Grammy-nominated pop singer Laura Benati's titular platinum 1982 hit. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
6/10 42% The Wedding Guest (2019) A serviceable, low-key kidnap caper that turns out to be more of a travelogue than a thriller. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
8/10 94% Us (2019) Insidious and unsettling - it's nightmarish. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
8/10 95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Ethnographic epic, its vivid images relentlessly rich in social context. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
7/10 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) In this whodunit melodrama, Ashgar Farhadi claims, "Everything you see within the frame helps you envisions what exists out of it." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/10 45% Captive State (2019) This incoherent, tediously tiresome sci-fi feature is a totally unsatisfying waste-of-time. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
5/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Frustrating sci-fi fantasy, saddled with chaotic action and undeniably creepy motion-capture. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
6/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Simplistic, yet solid - a scrappy smackdown... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Silly and satirical. it's nevertheless subtly subversive. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Perhaps because it's too action-packed, this is an underwhelming origin story, introducing MCU's first female superhero. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 98% Apollo 11 (2019) An immersive, awe-inspiring cinematic achievement, marking its 50th anniversary.... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
6/10 90% The Golem (2019) Suspenseful and supernatural, it's a terror tale of revenge and redemption...heralding a new genre: Jewish Horror. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
5/10 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) As usual, slapstick reigns supreme, peppered with sentiment, stilted melodrama and social commentary. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
6/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Despite its plasticky shine, everything isn't exactly awesome anymore. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
8/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) An enchanting, endearing, coming-of-age conclusion to Dean DeBlois' animated fantasy trilogy. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 89% Arctic (2019) Stark, shivering survival story, set in an icy wilderness. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
6/10 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) A salvaged, chaotic cinematic curiosity - for avid film buffs. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
6/10 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Stony and somber, it's not exactly 'Taken' with a snowplow. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/10 45% What Men Want (2019) Flimsy sex farce, despite Taraji P. Henson's exuberant performance. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/10 19% Serenity (2019) Sleazy, sweaty and unsatisfying - a waterlogged potboiler. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019